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WATCH: Mirth, Magic, & Meaning: Indigenous Story Time: Forever Our Home / kâkikê kîkinaw by Tonya Simpson

On five Saturdays through spring, join Massy Arts, Massy Books and Orca Book Publishers for Magic, Mirth & Meaning, Indigenous Storytime for Toddlers, a series of launches for children’s books, read by their authors, online!

Saturday, June 24th, 10am PDT

Forever Our Home / kâkikê kîkinaw by Tonya Simpson (Orca Book Publishers)

About the Book

A lullaby of reconciliation and reclamation, celebrating the ancestral relationship between Indigenous children and the land that is forever their home.

Under glowing morning sun and silvery winter moon, from speckled frogs croaking in spring to summer fields painted with fireweed, this meditative lullaby introduces little ones to the plants and animals of the Prairies and the Plains. Featuring stunning artwork by celebrated artist Carla Joseph, Forever Our Home is a beautiful and gentle song about our spiritual connection to the land.

About the Author

Tonya Simpson is of Scottish and Cree ancestry. She is a member of Pasqua First Nation and was born and raised in central Alberta. Tonya completed the MA program in anthropology at the University of Alberta and now works as a research assistant while raising her children at Pigeon Lake in Westerose, Alberta. Forever Our Home is her first picture book and was originally written as a lullaby for her son.